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Upcoming events

Panels, forums, talks and more
Sydney's most diverse range of free talks, forums, lectures, panels and debates.

Tracking digital espionage

  • Tuesday 12 February, 6-7.30pm
  • How much do governments know about our online history? Join Ron Deibert, digital detective and founder of Citizen Lab, as he reveals the hidden surveillance systems used to spy on civil society. Book now.

Truth, bullshit and weasel words

  • Wednesday 13 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Hear from Don Watson, award-winning author and former speechwriter for Paul Keating, as he decodes political language and reveals its influence on democracy and civil debate. Book now.

The Xinjiang crackdown

  • Wednesday 20 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Why has China detained as many as one million Muslim minorities in "re-education camps", and what are the political ramifications for us all as state policy becomes more aggressive? Book now.

Culture, trust and systems

  • Thursday 21 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute, this event examines a variety of ways of rethinking local politics for more sustainable and democratic ends. Book now.

Westmead celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2019

  • Monday 11 February, 12-1pm
  • Hear from an exciting panel of leading and emerging researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines who will discuss the challenges for and achievements of women in science. Book now.

The Q Forum: The Geopolitics of the Quantum Race

  • Thursday 21 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Following a packed house in 2018, the Centre for International Security Studies presents the fifth annual Q Forum on the Quantum Race: is it really happening? What are the possibilities – and the perils – that await us in a quantum future? Book now.

Matt Laffan Memorial Address on Social Justice

  • Tuesday 27 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Carly Findlay, writer and appearance activist, will deliver a memorial address to celebrate the significant impact Sydney Law School alumnus Matt Laffan made in his life. Book now.